Do you remember that, a few months back, I wrote a post entitled, Chicoro’s Lead Hair Theory? And, do you remember that I asked for guinea pigs to participate in a lead hair experiment? And then, remember how I never wrote anything else about the experiment? Ummmm … yeah … my bad! *lol*
See, I ultimately did enlist two viable volunteers. The first is our very own Michelle of Radiant Brown Beauty and the GOC First Wave. Below are her October and December length check comparison photos and thoughts.
M i c h e l l e
Attached is my hair growth comparison photos from October and December 2011. Not real impressive. There’s a little over a 1/2 inch of length (maybe about 1/4 inch a month, but I think that it was more). I had some breakage, so this could be better. I’m 95% sure that all the over-manipulation of my strands caused hair breakage in the back. I know better for next time. The sides and front of my hair have not incurred any breakage. They are growing nicely. My crown is also growing in (you’ll notice it in the non-lead hair photo).
Here are my take-aways or, rather, my update:
- Stick with big twists and buns and cutting down on braids (except the occasional fishtail).
- Cut back from washing twice weekly to once weekly..
- Increase my protein treatments from once a month to weekly.
- Added a new vitamin to my regimen.
- Working on improving exercise, which is sporadic due to my schedule.
I definitely see an increase in length and thickness Michelle! One component of Chicoro’s theory and method that I didn’t know when I wrote the prior post is the concept of goal points. However, Misha explained it in the comments on that post and I’ve since read the concept in Grow It! In order to really the test the theory, I would suggest the following:
- Set your first goal point length (which should not be more than two to four inches longer than the bulk of your hair).
- Keep your lead hairs at that length to evaluate whether the shorter lengths grow to fill in your perimeter and create full thickness at (or beyond) your goal point.
- Once the bulk of your hair reaches your goal point, trim all hair even at that point.
- Then, you start over again by setting a new goal point.
This may not be your cup of tea, but just wanted to suggest it, as well as explain it for the benefit of those not familiar with the process. Can’t wait for your update at the end of January!
Tomorrow, I’ll share the starting point of our other Lead Hair experiment volunteer. So, stay tuned!